Tagged: Ariel

Hip to Be Square: 1951 Ariel Square Four

Hip to Be Square: 1951 Ariel Square Four

By the 1970s, four-cylinder powerplants were dime-a-dozen in the motorcycling world. Formerly found only in high-end exotic machines like this Ariel Square Four, they’d become a characteristic of the generic “Universal Japanese Motorcycle.” But in...

Sophisticated Vintage Brit: 1952 Ariel Square Four for Sale

Sophisticated Vintage Brit: 1952 Ariel Square Four for Sale

The motorcycling industry prior to the 1960’s was centered on single and twin-cylinder machines, and, at a time when simplicity equaled reliability, Edward Turner’s compact four-cylinder design would have seemed extremely exotic. Prior to...

1956 Ariel Square Four for Sale

1956 Ariel Square Four for Sale

Motorcyclists are often lone wolves, men and women of few words, rugged, independent folk for whom actions speak louder than words. Like the seller of this tasty classic Ariel Square Four. From the original...

The British return to Whidbey Island, Washington

The British return to Whidbey Island, Washington

Captain George Vancouver explored the Puget Sound area of Washington with his Royal officer Peter Puget in 1792. I am guessing that Joseph Whidbey set his eyes on an island 35 miles long from...